Mother critical, three-year-old killed, in shooting

LANGLEY PARK, MD – A heartbreaking event unfolded in Langley Park, Maryland, when a toddler was fatally shot and his mother severely injured at an apartment complex. The incident, confirmed by the Prince George’s County Police Department, occurred in the evening hours of Thursday at the Bedford Station Apartments. Assistant Chief Vernon Hale III of the Prince George’s County Police Department shared that officers were drawn to the scene by the sound of gunfire. Upon …

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Store evacuated after armed man barricades himself inside

WHEATON, MD – A man suspected of shoplifting sparked a four-hour standoff with police on Wednesday after barricading himself in a fitting room at a JCPenney store in Wheaton, Maryland. The suspect, armed with a knife, prompted the evacuation of the department store during the tense standoff. The incident began around 10:30 a.m. at the Westfield Wheaton Mall when 37-year-old Christopher Lawrence allegedly attempted to steal a watch from the store. Montgomery County Police Department …

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Mom charged with killing 3-year-old son

BEL AIR, MD – Authorities in Bel Air, Maryland, have arrested a woman for the murder of her 3-year-old son. The woman was identified as Gloria Hughes, a 37-year-old resident of Morganton, North Carolina. She is now facing charges of first-degree murder, in addition to charges of child abuse resulting in death. The 3-year-old victim, Jason Garcia, was spotted by an off-duty Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy being held by Hughes in the middle of the …

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Two young kids killed walking to school

RIVERDALE PARK, MD – A heartrending incident occurred near a Maryland elementary school on Monday morning, leading to the death of two children, local officials reported. The fatal event unfolded as two students of Riverdale Elementary School were on their way to school around 8 a.m., when a vehicle struck them. The driver involved stayed at the scene, according to a social media update from Riverdale Park Mayor Alan Thompson. The accident occurred at the …

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Three people ambushed leaving funeral

LANDOVER, MD – Three individuals were victims of a shooting incident as they departed a funeral service in Maryland on Friday, according to local law enforcement. The Prince George’s County Police Department confirmed that the injuries sustained were not fatal. The incident occurred near National Harmony Memorial Park cemetery in Landover, a suburb of Washington. Reports show that a black van, riddled with bullet holes, was involved in the incident. Major Chad Schmick, in a …

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UPS delivery driver carjacked at gunpoint

GLENARDEN, MD – A UPS driver encountered a shocking ordeal in broad daylight, as recorded in doorbell surveillance camera footage. The woman was surrounded and her truck hijacked at gunpoint in a residential neighborhood in Glenarden, Maryland. Authorities from the Prince George’s County Police Department were dispatched to the Glenarden housing tract around 2 p.m. on Thursday. This was in response to a distress call from the panicked UPS driver, who had become the victim …

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Driver caught pulling victim’s body off of windshield after deadly hit-and-run

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD – A disturbing hit-and-run incident in Maryland has left a 28-year-old man, Franklin Mendez, dead, and has shocked the community after a doorbell camera captured the driver removing the victim’s body from the car’s windshield before fleeing the scene. The fatal incident occurred on Ardwick Ardmore Road in Prince George’s County, where Mendez’s lifeless body was discovered. Police responded to a welfare check at approximately 4:05 a.m. and found the victim …

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Judge murdered the same day he made divorce ruling

HAGERSTOWN, MD – A dark cloud hangs over Hagerstown as the community reels from the shocking murder of Washington County Circuit Court Assistant Judge Andrew Wilkinson. On a grim Thursday evening, Wilkinson, a respected figure in the legal fraternity at 52, was found lifeless in his driveway, victims of fatal gunshot injuries. In a swift response, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has marked Pedro Argote, 49, as the chief suspect in this heinous act. The …

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Multiple fatalities in mass shooting at Baltimore area university

BALTIMORE, MD – An unsettling event occurred on Tuesday night near Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, Maryland. Local police were called to an active shooter situation involving several victims at a student dormitory on Argonne Drive. MSU is a public research university known for its historical significance as a black institution and currently hosts over 9,000 students. In response to the incident, the university issued a shelter-in-place directive and confirmed on its website that …

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Woman charged with attempted murder and arson

HARFORD COUNTY, MD – A Maryland resident, Christina L. Beattie, is now facing severe legal repercussions, including charges of attempted murder and arson. This follows an incident on Sunday where she allegedly set her own home on fire with another individual inside. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene on Shady Drive at around 3 a.m. Upon their arrival, the deputies were met with a burning …

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